|Sanctum||Marichi, Varahi, Buddha|
|Major festivals||Durga Puja, Asokastami|
|Architecture||Odishan Pidha vimana temple architecture|
|Number of temples||୫|
|Date built||10-11th Century|
|Temple board||Marichi Puja Committee, Ajodhya|
The temple is a newly built pidha vimana style building like other temples of Odisha. The temple houses many tantric, Jain and Buddhist images dating back to the late 11th century. It is thought that the Somavamsi Keshari dynasty commissioned the statues. There are many old icons such as the Hindu goddess four-handed Varahi, the Buddha in bhumisparsa or earth touching mudra, a Jain tirthankara or spiritual teacher and the Vajrayana Buddha Avalokitesvara.
The central icon is worshiped as the Hindu goddess Durga and next to the image is the Mahayana goddess Marici. The Marici image is flanked by two goddesses. The Garbhagriha or inner sanctum houses three icons from the late 11th century. Durga Puja is a famous festival in this temple.
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